Walter C. Kelly biography

Walter C. Kelly

Comedian, Deceased Person

1873 – 1939


Who was Walter C. Kelly?

Walter C. Kelly was a Vaudeville comedian. He was the uncle of actress Grace Kelly. He appeared in several Broadway productions and in several movies. He was sometimes credited as Walter "Judge" Kelly.

Kelly toured for years as The Virginia Judge. He released a recording of his act on Victor records. He brought the role to the movies in the 1935 Paramount film The Virginia Judge.

His movie acting roles include:

1936 Tugboat Princess

1936 Laughing Irish Eyes

1935 The Virginia Judge

1935 McFadden's Flats

1931 The Seas Beneath

His autobiography was published "Of Me I Sing : An Informal Autobiography", by Walter C Kelly, New York : Dial Press, 1953. He was also the author of a short story in 1935 "The Virginia Judge."

He died from injuries sustained in a road accident.


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Oct 29, 1873
United States of America
  • United States of America
Jan 6, 1939

on July 23, 2013

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